Dr. Kesha Morant Williams
Kesha Morant Williams, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State University, Berks. Prior to entering academia Dr. Morant Williams was a newspaper reporter and worked in community relations with a number of human service agencies. Her commitment to community bodes well with her innovative style of teaching. Through a variety of non-traditional learning opportunities she engages her students by incorporating service learning in the classroom space. Over the last few years she has established working relationships with Family Promise of Berks County, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center and Penn State Health St. Joseph. Whether as an advocate for marginalized groups, dealing with issues of health and wellness, or campus/community committee work Dr. Morant Williams’ service supports her commitment to education and her community. Her service within her
professional organization echoes this commitment. She is the former Chair of the National Communication Association’s (NCA) Black Caucus and she has served as the legislative assembly representative for the same organization. Most recently, she was selected to participate in an on-going NCA evaluation and assessment task force with 30 highly skilled communication scholars from across the country. Her research has been published in the Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Black Studies, Sexuality and Culture, Howard Journal of Communications, Journal of Media and Religion,
Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, the book Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and construction of culture in everyday interaction and the book Race, Gender and Identity.
Dr. Morant Williams is a graduate of West Chester University (B.A. Communication Studies), Penn State University (M.A. Humanities), and Howard University (Ph.D. Communication and Culture).